COVIC-19 Symptoms

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Click here for The Government of BC's COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool.

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways.  Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization, but a few will die from it, and others will suffer some disabilities from it.  General symptoms come on within 14 days of infection.  Some people will not show any symptoms for the duration of their infection, and other will not show symptoms while they are infectious, developing symptoms later.  Given that there is not much research that differentiates asymptomatic COVID-19 cases from presymptomatic cases all we need to be reminded of is that anyone may be sheading the COVID-19 virus through droplets, and thus why we must maintain 6 meters of separation.

Most common symptoms:
  • fever
  • dry cough
  • tiredness

Less common symptoms:
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • diarrhoea
  • conjunctivitis
  • headache
  • loss of taste or smell
  • a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

If you have any of these symptoms we doubt you will want to go for a run, but regardless we hope you don't.  We will still love you, ... or not terribly hate you if you do not come out.

Infection likelihood is less outdoors based on disbursement, movement, and the orientation of people - E.G. droplets are heavy enough to fall, and you are less likely to be sitting below someone who might sneeze.  Infection enters through your eyes, nose, and mouth which are less likely to come into contact with droplets outside.  Please use a hand sanitizer at the BC, and remain apart.

Be kind to one another.